To honor the Palestinians that have passed and for those who are still fighting for their country.
Years after years,
Days after days,
Losses after losses,
Mothers lose their children.
Children lose their home and family
They become refugees in a country that they call home.
The colors red, black, green, and white stick out
Loud enough for the people to hear the spirit
Of the lionhearted Palestinians.
People yearn for the taste of freedom,
Struck with the inhumane world of war and terror,
Lost with the destruction of their cities.
They stay stoic for their families,
With the hope of freedom unwavering.
Yet the world moves every second,
And lives are taken and given.
We think we can’t live without that specific person
Yet living is more than just breathing,
Whether it is for ourselves or for someone else.
Some of us come from privilege, others not so much.
We think the vivid colors in our lives aren’t enough,
That there’s always more to do
And sometimes there is.
There is more to the world.
Stand for what’s right even if that means you stand alone.
Stand for those who can’t stand for themselves.
Make sacrifices for those who have lost too much in a lifetime.
Question, am I doing enough as a human being?
What does it take to be a human?
A human who has a story too
Maybe not written in as much sorrow and loss
Humble those who don’t realize they have more than enough.
A reminder that after everything they’ve been through
They continue to fearlessly fight in black and white
Prayers for the Palestinian.
Inshallah one day, Palestine will be free.
My inspiration came from the lack of media attention in war torn countries in the Middle East, especially Palestine. There aren’t enough people speaking on the matters of Palestine. It’s not just a piece of land they’re fighting for and it’s crucial that people are aware of that.
Waeza, a media and communication student at Lehman College with a minor in political science, is passionate about healthcare and aims to make a positive impact through a future in nursing. Outside of her studies, she's actively involved in advocacy for education and human rights. In her free time, she enjoys watching early 2000's shows and reading mystery novels.